This week we were challenged to gather a 3-month supply of breakfast foods and purchase long term oats. Because Iâ€™m only gathering a 1-month supply of food, I made some adjustments to fit that goal. For the time being, I wonâ€™t be collecting any long term foods.
After reading through this challenge, I wasnâ€™t sure where to begin. I decided to start buying some cereal because we eat a lot of that. I knew it would be nice to stock up on it when it came on sale.
Luckily, my mom sent out another email with a ton of helpful information about what a 3-month supply of breakfast food actually looks like. She attached a PDF that includes an example of a 3-month supply of breakfast for 2 people. Because my family currently consists of me, my husband, and our son, I decided to cut the amounts in half and use it for our 1-month supply guideline.
Here are the changes that I made to the document she sent out.
My family doesnâ€™t eat many waffles, so I omitted that group from the sheet and increased the food in other areas. I looked up the prices of the items I could buy from the grocery store and added in those numbers. The only item I ended up purchasing from the LDS Home Storage Center was dry milk pouches. Itâ€™s much cheaper there than in the grocery store.
Everything else I need to buy is slightly cheaper at the grocery store, so Iâ€™ll go ahead and get them there.
Everyone was super helpful, and they even loaded up my car with what I purchased. Check to see if there is a center near you!
I still need to collect a lot of the breakfast food items, but I plan to do that over a few months.
daughter of The Food Storage Organizer